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breaking in washington today, this caught many people far off guard that the news that the former president had a heart health scare. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in office and out, george w. bush has been regarded by many as the most fit president ever. he took up mountain biking at the suggestion of his doctors and even though he's had cuts and bruises along the way, he's been pedaling of since. he now hosts an annual ride honoring wounded soldier covering 60 miles at a stretch through the texas countryside. >> for me it's one of the most uplifting experiences i've had in my adult life, probably my whole life. >> reporter: it's not just cycling. the former president has enjoyed running, swimming, golfing, weight lifting and hard labor on his ranch. his annual physicals while in office found him in excellent health with, quote no, history of hypertension or diabetes and with low to very low coronary artery disease risk. >> thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging. >> reporter: during the unveiling of his presidential portrait in may last year, he seemed healthy and happy as p
in spokane, washington. and cnn has more on the latest random act of deadly violence. hi, what are police telling you? >> police continue to search for the second suspect. they're asking for the public's help. that suspect is 16-year-old keenan adams kinard. police send out the poster with his picture. wanted for first degree robbery and murder. the other suspect, is also 16, he was arrested last night. he has been charged with the crime. now the victim in all of this is 88-year-old delbert belton known as "shorty." a world war ii veteran, and retired aluminum company worker and also a regular at an eagles lodge where he was waiting outside for a friend to play pool wednesday night. that's when belton was robbed and beaten in the parking lot. the murder appears to have been random. now this killing comes days after police in oklahoma say three teens shot and killed a 23-year-old australian college baseball player. the suspects in that case, jessica, are in custody. >> alina, any indication of what the cause of death was in this case? >> yeah, the coroners office, ruled belton's death a ho
of the united states. >> joining me from washington. cnn senior white house correspondent jim acosta and dana bash and barbara starr. da dana i'm going to start with you. how much do you think pressure had on the president's decision? what has it pure politics here too? >> there's no question it was a significant factor, not the only factor. it's impossible to say that because there's so many weighing on the president's decision. not the least of which what is happening on the international level but my understanding in talking to several senators who are on phone calls and briefings over the past few days with top obama officials is that the pressure really was mounting. not just from republicans and not just from aennti-war libera democrats from saying you have to come to congress. if this is not something that's dire and if it were, the strikes would have happened 24, 48 hours ago, you have to come to congress and get authority from us. that absolutely was a factor. the question is whether or not the president is going to regret this decision because if he doesn't get the votes in the hous
in florida. they see gridlock in washington and they think that hurts the party. however, chris christie also said no navel gazing. some of those issue positions have hurt the party. >> but in the end the person who will ultimately decide what the party stands for is whoever their standard bearer is. and i think the truth of what chris christie just said is it really is about winning. look back at mitt romney. he was not the popular guy for the conservatives. why did they end up behind him? because they thought he could win. so never downplay the strength of electability. and to me this was chris christie saying i'm going to do whatever i can do to win, flash, flash, flash. you know? i'll do what i have to do to win. watch how i govern. >> reporter: who is on "state of the union" sunday? >> john mccain, we're going to talk to him and we're going to take a look at what's happened at the nsa and whether that changes any minds about collecting data. >> and a little politics as well. >> we'll have a lot of politics. >> coming up, a huge decision for major league baseball. could it change america'
on syria. >>> plus the emotional 50th anniversary of the march on washington, and the historic speech that galvanized the civil rights movement. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with an historic moment. the country's first african-american president, standing on the steps of the lincoln memorial, commend rating the legacy of a man who stood in that very same spot 50 years ago today and delivering an iconic speech that paved the way for what we saw a little while ago. the celebration of dr. martin luther king's legacy. comes as the -- cnn senior white house correspond jim acosta is over at the white house with the latest. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: >> reporter: wolf, president obama did not touch on the situation at the lincoln memorial, though he did address some domestic political issues. it was a brief diversion for the president, who is facing one of the biggest foreign policy challenges during his second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his del
of the u.s. congress, everyone is still gone basically from washington, except for congressman mike rogers, who is joining us. the images are pretty stark. >> well, they are. the difference is the course the president has not said i need congress to come back. in fact because i think the president probably doesn't want the congress to come back because if they're in town, it's more likely they would say, wait a minute, let's have a vote, like you're having in the house of commons. by the way, the president of the united states doesn't want them to have that vote. because if they were to have that vote, he could lose. >> in the senate or in the house? >> you've seen the crescendo of over a hundred people signing the document in the house saying we need to give you permission, we need to see the evidence. so tonight they're having a conference call, which is not on a secure line, they're calling in from all over the country and the world. so they may not be getting the briefings, they thought they would get. >> so the possibility of congress coming back from their recession are -- >> slim to
of caution we're going to be closing the embassy. you hear from washington this is serious and credible. they're trying to walk that line. they're noting the threat is not considered specific as to this embassy or this consulate, but it was specific enough to make them believe the embassy and consulates are the targets. it was all pointed out to me that remember too we have closed a lot of these places. the consulates they are most worried about because they are the least fortified. jordan and saudi arabia, they are troops on the ground. there are others that they are more worried about. >> what i keep hearing from folks on the hill is that the administration is doing exactly what it should be doing. there is no double standard about whether the public should be informed about what is credible and real. that is what they are doing this time. people on the hill say it is better that we know about this and tell the public about this. >> they don't want lines outside embassies for passports of visas. >> you tip whoever it is off that you're on to them. >> by tipping them off, you might tip them
will in washington. the president acts as if it's all republicans who are bitter and want to fight. that challenges the motives of his opposition, doesn't question their policies or substantive judgmen judgment. he says republicans have a cold heart and don't want to give health insurance to 30 million people. that's a fundamentally wrong statement to make and it maligns the motive of his opposition. it helps drive all the ill feelings of washington, d.c. the president is part of the problem in washington when he speaks ill of his opponents like that instead of speaking substantively. the house majority leader issued a statement showing nine proposals republicans have made to replace obama care with substantive policies and changes. >> like the president said, there is a congress that the last 211 days they haven't moved one piece of jobs legislation but yet they've been able to keep continually voting on appealing health care reform and the president's right. i didn't see what i think you said kanter presented today but they haven't presented anything on the floor of the congress. why is it that y
in washington to honor dr. martin luther king, jr., the 50th anniversary of his "i have a dream" speech but did you it with the rnc in a special event. tell us what was going on. >> i think when you think about how the country has changed since 50 years ago when dr. king first gave his "i have a dream" speech, i think the rnc priebus's timing on commemorating that event was well worth it. we had people from all walks of life that came to the luncheon to participate, to recognize and not only were we honoring a man, but we were honoring an idea. frankly, people like me, a 35-year-old african-american enrolled member of the chick shaw nation from oklahoma gets to the speaker of the house, i like to think of myself as emboding the dream of the "have i a dream speech." >> why are you a republican? >> i think when you look at the history of the republican party, i think the ideology of the republican party is what's really going to change things around. you can look at the state of oklahoma, what we're doing in lowering taxes. you know, providing for a personal responsibility. those are the ways tha
with washington isn't just about money. it's about prestige. military cooperation. the army is pleased that that continues to happen. it's a delicate balance. but this side of the bloodshed, i think many are thinking the calculations have been made and they fall on the side of real politic. and washington and cairo won't continue with business as usual but aren't going to cut off their phone lines. >> nick paton walsh, please stay safe, my friend. >>> up next, the -- prince william says his son george is a bit of a rascal, just like him. cnn snagged his first interview since becoming a dad. [ male announcer ] these days, a small business can save by sharing. like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. yeah. [ male announcer ] ...office space. yes, we're loving this communal seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this weeken
. there and is two plus two ministerial meeting tomorrow here in washington and, you know, there will be a host of topics. so this is not the focus of our engage pent with russia but it is not something that we're dropping by any means. >> as to some of those programs that snowden apparently leaked, the "new york times" had a story out this morning that says that the united states might be sweeping up and sifting through more e-mails from people in the united states than what was previously acknowledged. carney said during the briefing that the nsa tries to keep that to a minute month. >> if joe schmo from cocoamoe wants to know if his e-mail is being read, what would you say? >> it's not being read. there are procedures in place, as i just described. i'm sure the nsa can explain to you in greater detail that ensure that inadvertently collected information is minimized and dealt with directly. >> reporters tried to shout questions to the president. he said you can save those questions for tomorrow. the president is holding a news conference and is heading to martha's vineyard this weekend. jay
airport in washington, d.c. what happened, rene? >> reporter: wolf, we'll start off with a big start for you. a merger of american airlines and u.s. air ways would mean four airlines controlling more than 80% of the u.s. commercial air travel. that's according to the department of justice and they say that it all boils down to one thing and it means one things for consumers, air travel would be more expensive. it would be the largest airline in the world, but tuesday before the $11 billion deal could take off, the justice department filed a lawsuit challenging the merger of american airlines and us airways saying passengers would lose big. consumer advocates agree. >> you've been saying all along that this should not happen. >> this is really good news for consumers because we were going to lose an incredible amount of competition within the united states. and when we lose competition, that's never good when it comes to price control. >> reporter: the justice department used a flight today to illustrate what's at stake. they say this round trip from miami to cincinnati costs $471 on
the so-called black boxes, bring them back to washington. >> this was an airbus a-300. tell us about this plane. >> first of all, it's an old plane, but this plane was only ten years old. it's been in service since 1972. >> but this one was air acquired -- >> ten years old, so relatively new. it also has modern avionics and the equipment, the black boxes will tell about the aircraft. >> wang plane only used to cargo? >> yes. >> was there a passenger version? >> it's no longer produced for passengers, but the interesting thing is what are the leading indicators? what causes concern? number one, pilot fatigue. too many hours. they don't have the same standards. >> why don't they? >> because it's been a pushback from the cargo industry say it's not cost beneficial for us. we fly -- but in this days, 6:00 a.m. from louisville to birmingham? probably the first flight of the day, short hop. fatigue doesn't look like the case. point two, hazmat cargo holds. three years ago, 90,000 lithium batteries in the cargo hold exploded. whether that was the case, we'll find out. it's curious, and ther
in washington who can make joe biden look disciplined and on message. he won by a unique tea party environment of 2010. maine has always been a quirky state, it's got an independent senator. this may not play very well. the good news is he's got a couple months and about a year and a half to make his campaign about something besides -- >> doesn't he know when he's talking about an issue of race? >> we're days away from the 50th commemoration of the historic 1963 march on washington where dr. king delivered that important speech "i have a dream" where he talked about the content of our character and not the color of our skin. i can't think of anything, just if you look at the words, true or not true that president obama heights white peop hates white people, where is that coming from? that is crazy. but ever since 2002 we have to have these moments where we have to have a racial debate. i'm not going to do that. >> you have two stories based on anonymous sources. rare is it that somebody doesn't have a recording, just ask mitt romney. the governor said he didn't do it. the reason it has creedin
, nischelle, help all of us here at cnn. >>> emotions were high when the washington nationals took on the rival atlanta braves. the braves are racing towards a penna pennant. the nats got an early home run. but the braves were irritated when bryce harper lingered to enjoy his moment and slowly trotted home and that set the stage for harper's next at-bat. the braves pitcher immediately hit him with an 94-mile-per-hour fastball, harper threw down his bat and started yelling. players were ready do brawl, but there was no brawl. at least not on the field. instead, the two teams fought it out the modern way, they fought it out on twitter. using one of harper's most quoted lines. the braves sent out a tweet saying clown, move, bro. the nationals topped that tweeting which part, giving up the home run or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up? the former braves star, chipper jones jumped in tweeting, don't walk off homers and you won't get hit. it may have been too much excitement for chipper. today he sent out what he said was his last tweet. i guess that makes him
think what you see in this film, and it's a fascinating film for me. the "washington post" today called it mesmerizing. think about that, the "washington post," the old enemy of nixon, if you would. but what you see in this film are three guys who took celebratory films, thought this would be a great presidency. all three drawn into a web of deceit, all three went to jail. and it's both the triumph and the tragedy and the fall of richard nixon that are represented in this film. >> cnn film airs tonight, 9:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn, entitled "our nixon." i highly, highly recommend it. brian frye, david gergen, guys, thanks very much. >> thank you. >>> happening now, the house of horrors. the kidnapper stunningly defends his actions, insisting he's not a monster. this hour, ariel castro's twisted words and life sentence. >>> plus, the victim who suffered the longest bravely tells castro she spent 11 years in hell, and she says now it's his turn. a psychologist and our legal experts, they are with us on this astounding day in court. >>> and the nsa leaker is granted temporary asylum in r
, the founder and ceo is buying "the washington post." he's paying $250 million. the paper is home to some of the most respected columnists and writers. over the weekend the "new york times" announced it's selling the "new york post" to john henry for $170 million. >> and in a high crime area of the bronx, the police saw a man with a gun chasing someone else. they yelled at him to drop the gun, they say he didn't. the gunman who turned out to be 14 years old died. >> and a 5-year-old and 7-year-old were in an apartment above a reptile store. police think a large, exotic snake got loose, slithered into the ventilation system and strangled the boys in their sleep. the snake has been caught. >> and rapper 50 cent pleaded not guilty of domestic violence charges today. he was ordered to either turn in his firearm to police or sell them. his real name is curtis jackson. he faces five years in prison if convicted. wolf? >> thank you. major league baseball lowers the boom on alex rodriguez. does the punishment, though, fit the crime? also, an exclusive interview with chelsea clinton. sheep says sh
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? >> yes. >> reporter: in washington, the u.s. representative of the syrian opposition studies the gruesome photos of families killed in the attack. there should be consequences, he says. >> you need to at least have the credible threat of the use of force, which has been lacking. and bashar al assad takes that very seriously. he's been given all of the wrong signals in the past. and so, all of those strong signals meant to him a license to kill. >> reporter: now, the state department is saying that if this is determined to be a chemical weapons attack, it would be an outrageous escalation, but they're not saying whether the president would escalate his response. jake? >> all right, jill dougherty at the state department. thank you. >>> next up, candid talk about surveillance from the head of the fbi. and ashton kutcher finds unlikely fans in glenn beck and rush limbaugh? details of what the actor said that was music to conservative ears. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone
a decision. >> the name trayvon martin repeatedly over the past few days has come up here in washington in all the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. many african-american leaders have raised that name and the case. listen to these little clips. >> from victories right now. let us say yes we will pass trayvon's law from coast to coast. >> the tears of trayvon martin's mother and father reminds that far too frequently, the color of one's skin remains a license to profile, to arrest, and to even murder with no regard for the con te content of one's character. >> as i said before, trayvon martin was my son. but he's not just my son. he's all of our son and we have to fight for our children. >> what does it say to you that this case was so repeatedly underscored over these past few days here in washington? >> i truly don't mind if they want to use it as a catalyst for us to have a discussion about certain issues in the criminal justice system. we know there are existing racial inequities in the system. and i'm okay with that. i do
, sometimes after the fact. so we also asked military officials here in washington whether there was ever any discussion about trying to engage in some sort of military operation to stop it, if they saw it unfold and they say there was not. wolf? >> because if in fact they did have even modest indications that this was about to happen, i think the moral responsibility would have been go ahead, alert these people or at least warn the syrians if you do this, you're going to pay a huge, huge price. but clearly we're going to learn more about this very, very sensitive point indeed. the only thing i can imagine is maybe they didn't want to say anything because it could have compromised their sources and methods, how they were learning about this and usually the intelligence community are very sensitive about that kind of stuff. the process, though, more than 1,400 people dead and thousands of others are badly injured. barbara, thank you. when we come back, a defiant secretary of state john kerry laying out the action against syria and warning that the united states means what it says. you're watch
. and their parents wanted for them. and as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, we should all realize that it's what those brave men and women who risked their lives for our freedom and equality wanted for us. they fought for us and generations to come to be better than them. not to be illiterate or deadbeat dads or criminals. we must stop the blame for things that we can change ourselves and, again, as the first african-american president of the united states says, no more excuses. >>> nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. and, moreover, you have to remember that whatever you've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured, and they overcame them, and if they overcame them, you can overcome them, too. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. president. that's tonight's "no talking points." >>> up next the conversation continues with five suggestions for white people. [ male announcer ] this store knows how to handle a saturday crowd. ♪ [ male announcer ] the parking lot helps by letting us k
. in washington state , a world wr ii veteran. a member of the greatest generation, wounded at okinawa, while serving his country. he survived a war, only to be allegedly beaten to death. the suspects in this case, two teens. caught on tape. one now under arrest. police still hunting for the other. finally, a case that seems symbolic of the troubling time. a school backs crime scene when a young man decides he doesn't care if he lives or dies. picks up an assault rifle and heads to the nearest school with nearly 500 rounds of ammunition. a school bookkeeper talks him into surrendering. so what is the matter with kids today? some kids today. what's the matter? it is time for no talking points. tonight every generation asks this question. what's the matter with kids these days? in the 1950s it was the biggest roor source, children's, being corrupted. now every bit as worried about these things but the crisis has life and death consequences. every day brings another grim headline. teens on the edge of adulthood and time when they should be deciding what they want to be, what kind of adult they w
it in california, oregon and washington, up into british colombia but not into idaho. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. >> we're still in the process of putting all that investigative material together. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. can you give us a sense if dimaggio was trying to booby-trap the camp and how many agents returned fire? >> i don't have the results of the crime scene investigation in idaho that's being done. probably being done still as we speak. i do know from the interview of hannah he did have a rifle and he fired at least one shot. beyond that, that will come out in the fbi's shooting team investigation they're doing up there. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. >> she was in the close proximity to dimaggio when he was shot and killed. >> reporter: how close? >> i don't know. >> reporter: was the rifle fired at the time of the confrontation with the fbi -- >> approximate time. at least one shot was fired, s possibly a second and he was shot and killed shortly thereafter. as far as we know, dimaggio fired his weapon first. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. >> i don't know. i don't know. >> repor
to washington next month, they won't have much time to avert a government shutdown, as opponents of the health care law see it that as the time to strike. >> gentlemen, thank you for sharing your views. >> this town hall features senator ted cruz was practically a pep rally, with conservatives shouten down a few liberal protesters, and cheering on the tea party darling's plan to defund obama care. >> number one, i agree with them. they should have health care, and obama care is causing more and more people struggling to climb the commission ladder to lose their health care. >> they're eyeing two dates looming on the calendar, september 30th when the government runs out of money, and the next day, october 1st, when new marketplaces open for business. detunneled the health care law -- >> there's a game of chicken going on, and i'm fairly confident if the republican lawmakers go out and make the case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, costing them jobs, we can go out and win this fight. >> not all republicans are on board with the plan. >> i think it's the dumbest idea i've e
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